Alfred and Plantagenet

Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Alfred and Plantagenet.

Get in touch

For any recycling-related inquiries, please contact Cool Containers. They can be contacted for:

  • Replacement bins.
  • Missed collections.
  • Other recycling questions.

Cool Containers

Be recycle ready

  • Recycling is collected weekly. There is no limit per household on the maximum amount of recycling allowed.
  • Your recycling must be at the curb before 7:00 a.m.
  • Recycling containing inadmissible materials will not be collected.

Sorting materials

  • Recyclable material can be put in a blue box, a clear bag or any container identify with an “R” or the word “recycling.” Recycling is collected at the same time as the regular waste collection. All recycling goes to the Recycle-Action sorting centre.
  • If non-recyclable items end up in your blue bin or other container reserved for this purpose, they will be left on the side of the road.
  • Cardboard boxes MUST be flattened in order to be collected. please take off caps and lids. please rinse containers.
  • Please remember to take off caps and lids.

Accepted Materials

Paper and cardboard

Newspapers, flyers, magazines, paper sheets, envelopes, bags, phonebooks, cardboard boxes, egg cartons, gable top milk, juice cartons, and aseptic containers (tetra pak).


    Bottles, containers, wrappings for food products, drinks, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, and household cleaning products with the recycling logo and numbers 1, 2, 5 and/or 7.


      Aluminum foil and containers, aluminum bottles and cans, tin cans, caps and lids.


        Bottles and jars regardless of colour.

        Not accepted materials

        • Soiled pizza boxes
        • Styrofoam or packaging foam
        • Single juice boxes, wax-coated boxes
        • Tissue paper, paper towels
        • Laminated paper
        • Plastic grocery store bags
        • Bread, chip, milk bags
        • Stretch wrap
        • Zip lock bags
        • Cereal box liners
        • Straws, stir sticks
        • Blister or bubble packs
        • Toys, chairs
        • Window glass
        • Ceramics
        • Electronics